Swiss Company Will Take Your Loved One's Remains and Turn Them into a Diamond

It's common for people whose loved ones request cremation to spread their ashes in a place they loved after they pass. Sometimes the deceased will request a place for their ashes to be spread prior to their death. In other circumstances, people have urns placed in mausoleums. Or they may keep the urn in their home. 

The Swiss company Algordanza has another proposal: they will take the cremains of your loved ones and make them into diamonds. The company filters carbon out of cremains and creates a diamond with the extracted material. According to their website, the starting cost is approximately $4,461 USD, 

"The starting price of an Algordanza Memorial Diamond is in line with a traditional burial and the mandatory maintenance of the grave site.

A single diamond with no additional service is available from (Swiss Franc) CHF 4'259.  The final cost varies according to the desired carat weight and cut.

We would be pleased to send you our information brochure and a current price list."

Readers, what do you think? Creepy? Lovely tribute? Other? Weigh in your opinion in comments. 

Images: Algordanza | -Via Bored Panda 


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Selfish waste of resources. All of the minerals, nutrients, proteins, and stuff that make up a human body are now lost, or added to air pollution. Best to bury the dead and let the circle-of-life continue so it can nurture the next generation of plants and worms.
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I and my friends were shopping for an urn for my soon-to-be-late wife's ashes. The funeral director told me about this service. I said, "Hey wow, I can have a diamond made and present it to my next bride!"
I came home and told her what I said. She was so proud of me.
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